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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Aug 20, 2013 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Can anyone recommend a good early 80's Shakedown?

This was my first Dead road trip. We drove all night from the East Bay, got there the afternoon the day before the 1st show - just in time to get in line! I was up front, 2nd or 3rd row all three shows - it was our obsession. Would have been surreal to hear but not see them like that.

That image during They Love Each Other will never leave me.

If you listen to the NFA intro from 12/31/81 you will hear the exact same riff that is being called a St Stephen tease at this show. I was certain they were playing it...left a smoking crater of my mind eye when the went into NFA. As good fortune would have it, I was at the MSG and Hartford shows when they dropped the other shoe.